Digitize 8mm Movies With The FlashScan8
By James Grahame
The FlashScan8 is a digital film scanner capable of capturing Super 8 and Standard 8mm film in real time -- up to 25 frames per second. It uses three frame CCD image sensors to record the image and features an LED light array light source that provides uniform brightness across each frame.
The system can handle reversal (projection) films as well as modern motion picture negatives. It's possible to perform color correction without external hardware, and there's an integrated sound head to transfer synchronized sound tracks. To make things more attractive, the FlashScan is modular, allowing you to add a remote controller. It can even be rack-mounted to save space.
The price? Around 30,000 euros, which puts it within reach of professional film conversion houses. If you're on a more limited budget (aren't we all, these days?), check out the $1395 Moviestuff WorkPrinter XP.